Politics


Poll worker Rebecca Brandt, center, feeds a voting tabulation machine with absentee ballots in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Nov. 3 in Sun Prairie. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
More Scrutiny, More Security—Head of WI Elections Addresses Unfounded Fraud Claims

Meagan Wolfe tells legislative Republicans the absentee balloting they now dislike is becoming more secure than in-person voting.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Puts Money Into the Pockets of Wisconsinites Who Need It

This approach, which includes a “revolutionary” expansion of the child tax credit, is likely to boost the economy more effectively than Trump’s coronavirus response signed one year ago, economists say.

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

Kevin Mahalko manages a family-run organic dairy farm near Gilman. (Photo supplied)
Vilsack Is Back. Wisconsin Farmers Show Cautious Optimism for His Second Round as Ag Secretary.

Having already led the USDA under Obama, he’ll be walking a tightrope between corporate and family farm interests.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, center (R-Rochester) addresses the media along with Majority Leader Jim Steinke (R-Kaukauna) and Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) after protesters took down two statues June 23 on the grounds of the Capitol Square. (Photo © Andy Manis)
EXCLUSIVE: Email Reveals Real Reason Vos, Republicans Created Racial Disparities Task Force

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke wrote he wanted to “figure out some guardrails,” providing illusion of Republicans being open to reform while making Democrats look bad.

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
He Was Unfairly Arrested. Here’s What He Has to Say About Police Reform.

A Springfield father was arrested in front of his children while collecting signatures to form a tenants' association. “It was very traumatizing," he said.